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The Sister
The Sister

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marissa Nadler - The Sister, 29 April 2013
This review is from: The Sister (Audio CD)
Here lies an absolutely stunning collection of songs performed with such poise, beauty and passion. Nadler's touching melancholy and sirenesc performance leads an eclectic folknoir croon and serenading sound.

Mesmerising guitar arpeggios dazzling with rich overtones cycle along side dreamy lyrics, often speaking of life changing moments and guilt free confessionals. Interestingly, many of her songs actually "end" rather than fade out.

There doesn't seem to be any struggle for soul searching or disparate creativity, all of her music finds a resting place few other artists rarely achieve.

An outstanding mesmerising collection of songs.


The Mighty Celt [2005] [DVD]
The Mighty Celt [2005] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gillian Anderson
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £3.81

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well made film with real genuine quality, 10 Feb. 2008
This review is from: The Mighty Celt [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
Set in modern day Northern Ireland (2005) and revolves around a young
lad (Tyrone McKenna) who works under the watchful eye of Greyhound dog
owner (Ken Stott) in kennels and at racing tracks.

A reasonably straight forward real life drama with no-nonsense
attitude. It might possibly narrow it's audience due to the strong
Irish accent, but this is one of the many important ingredients that
make, what could be a very average film - really good.

Some inspired British style camera work together with a Dub-Celt
soundtrack really give this film it's feel. And it all seems plausible,
but not predictable. What does work particularly well is how each
character and sub plot seem carefully balanced with their own
importance in the storyline, nothing is wasted or filling time.

Natural performances from all the small cast and a surprisingly good
combo of Carlyle & Anderson adds a close personal feel and keeps this
story easy to contain.

If you don't mind a bit of swearing and kids smoking then this film is
great for all ages and generations.


Song 3: Bird On The Water
Song 3: Bird On The Water

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding guilt free confessional., 4 Jan. 2008
Here lies an absolutely stunning collection of songs performed with such delicacy and beauty. Marissa's style of touching melancholy and sirenesc performance has been evident from the start with her first release - "Ballads of Living and Dying (2004)". With her 3rd release - "Songs III: Bird on the Water (2007)" she quite simply continues the theme with five extremely empathic musicians in the form of mandolin, cello, harp, keyboards & percussion.

All songs are written by Nadler except 2, "Famous Blue Raincoat," by Leonard Cohen & "Cortez the Killer," by Neil Young, which further go to exemplify the exacting place her music comes from. There doesn't seem to be any struggle for soul searching or desperate creativity, all of her music surpasses that and seems to be in the resting place few other artists achieve.

The mesmerising guitar arpeggios which she employs on many of her songs, become such an empowering feature, dazzling with rich overtones and hypnosis. Dreamy lyrics often speak of life changing stories and true confessions, presented without any desperation or cry for help. Interestngly, rather than fade out, a lot of her songs actually "end".

Every song I've heard by her (that's 43 to date) seems such genuine perfection. In all my life of loving music (that's quite a few years to date) I've never heard so much a quantity of incredibly endearing compassionate material from one artist. A lot of this stems from an absolute pure clarity and acceptance of what she's doing.


Supernature
Supernature
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.87

4.0 out of 5 stars Maximum Amalgamation., 18 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Supernature (Audio CD)
Goldfrapps 2nd album - "Black Cherry" was in stark contrast to their first - "Felt Mountain". This album - "Supernature" is a mix of both those ideas, done even better.

Successfully melding at least two separate equally powerful ideas together is something that makes a really good artist. Swaying from a touchingly delicate siren soundtrack dreamscape to quirky, bossy, robo-pop glam-stomp.

A stunningly dramatic vocal performance carrying real passion & belief with touches of dry humour. Highly empathic, beautifully crafted music with real-time quirks backs each song exceptionally well.

A classic album for Goldfrapp.


Love Deluxe
Love Deluxe
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure passion enriched., 18 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Love Deluxe (Audio CD)
Originally released in 1992, this set of highly polished songs stands the test of time, making it probably their best album to date. Touching lyrics delivered with genuine passion and no complications.

The music doesn't try to compete with the vocals, rather focuses on luscious sounds and musicianship performed with real depth of feeling, care and a controlled dynamic.

Sensitivity and compassion are order of the day here, rejoicing in life and accepting pain. No gimmicks and jokes - just a true insight into feelings enriched with love.


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